In Danny and the Four Seasons, Danny likes to play and explore outside all year long. Spring, summer, fall, and winter are special to him in different ways. Learn more about the four seasons and see what Danny’s favorite things are about each of them. Danny and the Four Seasons, part of Get to Know Danny Set 1, is a C leveled, Early Emergent reader.
Level C Readers
Danny and the Four Seasons is a C leveled reader, based on independent evaluation by Fountas & Pinnell using the F&P Text Level Gradient. The book is appropriate for Early Emergent readers (Levels A-C). Level C titles typically feature simple characters and colorful pictures that support the printed text. The vocabulary is already familiar to the reader and most pages have just two to five lines of text, with phrases that are repetitive, to help children build confidence as they read. Students reading at level C are able to match spoken words to the printed words with their eyes. Level C readers notice punctuation and begin to use expression and phrasing in their reading as their comprehension skills continue to improve. They understand and can identify a simple sequence of events in the story. Reading at level C, they now have a wider range of high-frequency words and are able to self-correct while reading. Illustrations are still important keys to readers at this level, helping them in the decoding of new words.
Early Emergent Readers
Early Emergent readers benefit from books about familiar topics that use carefully controlled text structure and repeated vocabulary. Illustrations are important cues for readers at this level, supporting the decoding of new words. Early Emergent readers are still building a vocabulary of high-frequency words. Having a large vocabulary of frequently used words enables reading that is more fluent and sounds like natural speaking language. We offer many fiction and nonfiction/informational leveled readers, suggested and used by Reading Recovery® and Guided Reading educators, when teaching Early Emergent readers.
Readers at all levels benefit from reading both fiction and nonfiction/informational books. Reading nonfiction helps young students develop background knowledge, which increases their comprehension ability by enabling them to make sense of new ideas. Additionally, informational texts have the potential to motivate students to read more by tapping into their personal interests. MaryRuth Books offers many fiction and nonfiction/informational leveled readers, suggested and used by Reading Recovery® and Guided Reading educators, when teaching Emergent readers.
- Our five sensing organs send information about our surroundings to our brain, helping us experience and understand the world. Get in touch with your senses with our seasonal scavenger hunts.
- Track the changing weather in April with our hands-on weather tracking chart.
- An equinox occurs when the sun is exactly over the equator. When this happens, the hours of daylight and the hours of darkness are almost equal. There are two equinoxes every year. Autumn begins with the September Equinox.
- Fall in Love with Reading Autumn coloring sheet
- Some additional season-themed activities:May Flowers; summer sun sets, bike rides, and tree swings word ladders; Danny’s Autumn Reading Adventure BINGO card; and learn how different animals survive a cold winter.
- What is the Winter Solstice?